22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Livingstone
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kasane, Ferry to Kazungula, Drive to Senanga
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Senanga
— 1 night
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 day
Fly
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Lusaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kafue National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Chingola
— 1 day
Bus
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Ndola
— 1 night
Fly
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South Luangwa National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mpika
— 1 night
Drive
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Samfya
— 1 night
Drive
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Kasama
— 1 night
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Mbala
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Livingstone — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You've added Batoka Gorge, Zambezi Eco Adventures, Safpar Rafting Company, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Livingstone is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Livingstone, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Senanga.
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Senanga — 1 night

Senanga is a town in the Western Province of Zambia, on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, at the southern end of its Barotse Floodplain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Zambezi River as well as Ngonye Falls. On the 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls and then explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Senanga sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Livingstone to Senanga takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Senanga, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.
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Liuwa Plain National Park — 1 day

Your day by day itinerary now includes Liuwa Plains. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Liuwa Plains.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lusaka.
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Lusaka — 4 nights

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
You've added Southern Africa Freedom Trail, Absolute Zambia Safaris, Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liuwa Plain National Park to Lusaka by flight takes about 18 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Kafue National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
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Kafue National Park — 1 day

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kafue National Park. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kafue National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kafue National Park tour app.

Getting from Lusaka to Kafue National Park by car takes about 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chingola.
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Chingola — 1 day

Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chingola visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Kafue National Park to Chingola takes 8.5 hours. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Ndola.
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Ndola — 1 night

Observe the bustling industrial center of Ndola, capital of Zambia's copper-mining region, and see numerous facilities that contribute to the economy of the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Copperbelt Museum as well as Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum.

Start your trip to Ndola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Chingola to Ndola by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to South Luangwa National Park.
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Museums
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South Luangwa National Park — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tribal Textiles, Kundalila Falls, Mikango Safari, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at the Bush-Spa.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ndola to South Luangwa National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mpika.
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Mpika — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Bangweulu Wetlands as well as Shiwa Ngandu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mpika road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Samfya.
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Samfya — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Bangweulu.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Samfya tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mpika to Samfya with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kasama.
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Kasama — 1 night

Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kasama Cathedral as well as Chishimba Falls. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kasama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Samfya to Kasama takes 9.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mbala.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Mbala

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. You've now added Kalambo Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mbala tour builder tool.

Drive from Kasama to Mbala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Nature · Parks
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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